Pronunciation: fo'ko-me'le-a, fo-kom'e-le
Definition: A type of meromelia; defective development of arms or legs, or both, so that the hands and feet are attached close to the body, resembling the flippers of a seal.
[G. phoke, a seal, + melos, extremity]
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